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 Post subject: 2004 Tournament Of Roses Bands Selected!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2003 12:31 pm 
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24 Bands From Around the Globe
to March in 115th Rose Parade

PASADENA, CA. (February 1, 2003) -- Tournament of Roses President Michael K. Riffey today announced the selection of 24 bands from around the globe that will make the 5 1/2 mile journey down Colorado Boulevard on January 1, 2004 for the 115th Rose Parade.

The Tournament of Roses music committee reviewed hundreds of applications from the finest award winning bands in the United States and beyond, once again allowing the Rose Parade to host the best, biggest, and brightest the music world has to offer.

"Music is a language that transcends all borders and conveys so much to so many people," said Riffey when announcing his theme. "Music study teaches discipline, and school band programs often allow children to travel and experience things that they may otherwise not have been exposed to. When people experience other cultures, music is a common bond that brings them together. You can be in another country and not know the language, but hear the indigenous music and clap or tap your feet to the rhythms."

The 2004 Rose Parade will indeed transcend those many borders by getting hands clapping and feet tapping with the selection of the first ever band from Mexico, a band from Australia for only the third time, Pipes and Drums from Halifax, Nova Scotia, a Drum and Bugle Corps from Santa Clara, California and a band from Ambridge, Pennsylvania that will include a 30 piece Steel Drum group, among many other groups.

The 24 bands that will join the Tournament of Roses for this music-themed march are:

Bands Making Their 1st Appearance:
Millennium Marching Band, Wentworthville, New South Wales, Australia
33rd Halifax Pipes and Drums, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Aguiluchos Marching Band, Centro Escolar Niños Heroes de Chapultepec, Puebla, Mexico
Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, Santa Clara, California, USA
Temple City High School, Temple City, California, USA
Central-Carroll High School Band "Marching Pride", Carrollton, Georgia, USA
Columbus North High School "Sound of North", Columbus, Indiana, USA
Valley High School Marchmasters, West Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Clark County High School Marching Indian Band, Kahoka, Missouri, USA
Ambridge Area High School Marching Band, Ambridge, Pennsylvania, USA
Odessa-Permian Composite Band from Odessa High School and Permian High School, Odessa, Texas, USA
Returning Bands:
Riverside Community College "Marching Tigers", Riverside, California, USA – appeared in 1990 & 1997
Alexis I. Dupont High School Tiger Marching Band, Wilmington, Delaware, USA – appeared 1990, 1995 & 1999
Idaho High School All Star Marching Band, Idaho, USA – appeared in 1963
Owasso High School, Pride of Owasso Marching Band, Owasso, Oklahoma, USA – appeared in 1985, 1989 & 1995
Londonderry High School Marching "Lancer" Band, Londonderry, New Hampshire, USA – appeared 1992 & 1997
Wyoming High School All State Marching Band, Wyoming, USA – appeared in 1991 & 2000
U.S. Air Force Academy Drum and Bugle Corps "The Flight of Sound" - first appearance since 1979
Repeat Bands:
Los Angeles Unified All-District Honor Band, Los Angeles, California, USA
Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band, Pasadena, California, USA
Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band
U.S. Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band
Two Rose Bowl Game Participating University Bands
The 115th Rose parade themed Music Music Music, will take place on Thursday, January 1, 2004 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) featuring spirited marching bands from throughout the nation, majestic floral floats, and high-stepping equestrian units. Following the Rose Parade at 2:00 p.m. (PST), the 90th Rose Bowl Game will feature an exciting match up between two championship teams, showcasing the best of collegiate football. For additional information, please call (626) 449-ROSE, the 24-hour information hotline, or visit

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